Shooting on "A Conspiracy of Faith," the third installment of the Department Q franchise based on Jussi Adler-Olsen’s best-selling novels begins today and will continue over the next eight weeks on location in Denmark and Germany.
Siblings Samuel and Magdalena who grew up in a religious community in Denmark suddenly disappear. Meanwhile, the Police Headquarters in Copenhagen finds an eight year old message in a bottle with a cry for help from a boy in captivity. Carl Mørck and his assistant, Assad, from the Department Q find a connection between the two cases. They manage to dig their way into the religious community and get on the track of a man who has left a long trace of kidnappings and murders.
Stars of the previous installments Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Fares Fares will be joined by Norwegian actors Jakob Oftebro and Pål Sverre Hagen. "A Conspiracy of Faith" will be directed by Hans Petter Moland from a screenplay by Nikolaj Arcel, who also wrote the two previous films in the series. Moland has previously directed the Berlin Competition films "The Beautiful Country" (2004), "A Somewhat Gentle Man" (2009) and "In Order of Disappearance (2014).
The film is produced by Louise Vesth for Zentropa with support from the Danish Film Institute's Market Programme.
Nordic release through Nordisk Film is currently set for February 2016. TrustNordisk handles international sales.
The two previous films in the series, "The Keeper of Lost Causes" and "The Absent One," were the biggest local box office hits of 2013 and 2014, respectively.